+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,689
    Thanks
    329
    Thanked
    383
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Spinal or Epidural?

    I didn't get a choice for either cs...got epidurals for both. First one was a breeze...second one got wierd side effects (all over body itching - gave me a drug and stopped immediately and I got uncontrollable shakes, like jaw moving up and down and couldn't stop it- this stopped after about an hour after csection, it was horrible) I have to say its very rare and my anesthetist the second time around was nothing short of a loser! Having said all this I would still do an epidural again. You have a pva and you administer your own pethadine for up to three days. Doesn't get in the way. Have no idea about spinals coz never had one.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Home, where my life lies waiting, silently, for me.
    Posts
    8,990
    Thanks
    3,308
    Thanked
    1,659
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    our anaesthetist does an epidural for a planned caesarean, and a spinal for emergency (spinal is quicker)

    Id prefer to be able to get up as quickly as possible personally

  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    216
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    43
    Reviews
    0

    Default Re: Spinal or Epidural?

    I've had an epi with first, spinal with second and spinal epi with third!

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    216
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked
    43
    Reviews
    0

    Default Re: Spinal or Epidural?

    Oops posted too soon. I've had an epi with first bub, spinal with second and epi/spinal with third.
    I prefer the spinal by itself. I had the quickest recovery time with the least amount of drugs.

    The combination of both gave me the most incredible shakes and I hated the epi still being in my back.

    The epidural was good as they left it in and I could administer my own pain relief but again i didnt like the thought of having it in my back.


    I'm not one for lots of drugs so I managed most of my pain with nurofen and panadol.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked
    311
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Spinal or Epidural?

    My anesthetist used a spinal but inserted the epi without turning it on. If I just had one or the other and suddenly felt something during surgery I would have needed a general - this way if I felt something during surgery there was a backup - the epi could be turned on. It wasn't needed in the end and was removed in recovery.

    My first csec I'd had an epi and in comparison I preferred the numbness of the spinal. It just felt denser. I also had less shaking and didn't feel as spaced out.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,110
    Thanks
    70
    Thanked
    652
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Our hospital uses epidural for emergency and spinal for planned. To be honest I had an epidural for the first Cesar and had the shakes and stuff as well... and I also had the shakes after the spinal but they weren't as bad as the one with the epidural. I got the itchy sensation with both so I don't think there's much of a difference.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    582
    Thanks
    431
    Thanked
    107
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Re: Spinal or Epidural?

    Random question....but does it hurt getting a needle in your spine ?
    I have to have a caesar with this bub and am petrified of needles.

  8. #18
    lambjam's Avatar
    lambjam is offline Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    7,177
    Thanks
    2,062
    Thanked
    4,956
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Spinal or Epidural?

    Quote Originally Posted by mumofprincess View Post
    Random question....but does it hurt getting a needle in your spine ?
    I have to have a caesar with this bub and am petrified of needles.
    You get a local first and that stings a tiny bit. There's no pain after that, but it can feel really weird. With #3 I felt nothing at all, but with the other three I could feel various strange sensations. With #4 in particular there was heaps of pressure; it didn't hurt, but it wasn't pleasant.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    582
    Thanks
    431
    Thanked
    107
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Re: Spinal or Epidural?

    Ok thank you. At least they give you a local. I thought they just put the needle straight in! Lol

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked
    311
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Spinal or Epidural?

    Quote Originally Posted by mumofprincess View Post
    Ok thank you. At least they give you a local. I thought they just put the needle straight in! Lol
    That was a big fear of mine too this last time as for my first csec (emergency) they didn't have time for a local! But they numbed it nicely and all I felt was pressure

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to CluckySC For This Useful Post:

    mumofprincess  (20-08-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Spinal vs spinal/epi
    By SugarplumMummy in forum general c-section discussion and debate
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-07-2012, 13:14
  2. Spinal cord stimulator
    By headoverfeet in forum Serious Health Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-07-2012, 09:59
  3. Spinal headache
    By Sara87 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-02-2012, 17:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
121Temps
For the last 10 years 121 Temps has helped thousands of personal assistants/others to set up and work as a virtual assistant from home. Our services include: - One-2-One Mentoring - Online training/courses - Handbook, Toolkits, Templates & more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!